A look into the stars for the week running until Sunday January 22.
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
Making your ambitions known in the next two weeks is essential if you want to get a good response. Blow your own trumpet and don’t be shy! Later in the month, the messenger Mercury goes retrograde and will hamper communications. Personal relationships are good but here again you must let your thoughts and wishes be known. As close as you are to someone, they still cannot read your mind!
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Keep a close eye on both cash and personal relationships as next week begins. There may need to be some changes so that you are able to get the best out of both areas of your life. Conversations and negotiations go well during the week but could take a difficult turn at the weekend. Now there is a chance to get some quiet time alone or to reassess your finances and living conditions.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
Intimate chats go hand in hand with travel next week. You may decide that a change of scenery will be a persuasive tool to impress someone. Just the idea of a future holiday could bring someone to your side at a crucial moment. Take care with anyone who comes to you from the past. An ulterior motive is not to be ruled out and would seem to go against your best interests.
CANCER (June 22-July 23)
A very positive week in which your very practical attitude wins out. There is no arguing with you when you make a clear and sensible case. Indeed a colleague may be envious of your clear thinking. Help others by all means but avoid getting too involved. There is a busy time ahead when you will need to concentrate on your own needs. Keep spending sensible, especially when entertaining.
LEO (July 24-August 23)
Get important meetings and discussions out of the way next week before Mercury the messenger gets awkward. You will still make progress after this time but it will be harder. Double-check paperwork and re-negotiate contracts where necessary. People prove to be more helpful than you anticipate. Certainly, they are not immune to a bit of charm and flattery. Bring out your theatrical side.
VIRGO (August 24-September 23)
People seem to really love you next week. Could it be the influence of Venus, goddess of love? Take care who you flirt with, however, or an embarrassing situation could result. Of course, a bit of excitement is long overdue. Don’t overlook someone who has a special interest in your wellbeing. Could this be the opportunity that you have been waiting for?
LIBRA (September 24-October 23)
Contacts made next week can lead on to a romantic interlude later. Opportunities are fleeting but it is worthwhile to tackle them, and you should be prepared to try something new at short notice for a lovely surprise. You are reminded that going a little way outside of your comfort zone can be exciting.
SCORPIO (October 24-November 22)
Although it is a busy week ahead, you may find it best to have a quieter weekend. Don’t feel guilty if you have to change some minor arrangements. Others need to be a bit more flexible when dealing with you. No, it is not always up to you, Scorpio, to make the first move. A bit of a wobble in a close relationship may settle if left to cool down. Certainly, you should keep your cool.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-December 21)
A satisfying week that is both hectic and challenging. All goes well unless you just take on too much at once. Remember that it is better to do three things well than ten things badly! The weekend gives the chance to make a fuss of your family and give them something special. Organisation is essential to get the most out of this time.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-January 20)
With so much buzzing around in your mind, it is no wonder that confusion sets in. Take time out midweek and again at the weekend to take stock. When someone comes to you with a proposition, give yourself time to consider. No time? Ask someone with expert knowledge to look into it for you. You want to say yes but instinct holds you back.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 19)
With a strong intuition and imagination, you are able to get off to a good start next week. Some plans that have been bubbling away now seem ready for development. Trust the facts when dealing with people and your instincts when dealing with a project. What seems obvious and simple tends to throw you in the wrong direction because you do not trust it.
PISCES (February 20-March 20)
Luck and love are on your side as Venus arrives to give you a helping hand. Choose your words carefully when you find yourself in a romantic situation. Are you confusing business with pleasure? It is best to keep your options open but don’t make it too easy for a rival to see what you are up to. Be your own best friend at the weekend and allow time to pamper and preen.